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Famous Short Sighted Poems by Famous Poets

These are examples of famous Short Sighted poems written by some of the greatest and most-well-known modern and classical poets. PoetrySoup is a great educational poetry resource of famous short sighted poems. These examples illustrate what a famous short sighted poem looks like and its form, scheme, or style (where appropriate).

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by Jackson, Helen Hunt
...With what a childish and short-sighted sense 
Fear seeks for safety; recons up the days 
Of danger and escape, the hours and ways 
Of death; it breathless flies the pestilence; 
It walls itself in towers of defence; 
By land, by sea, against the storm it lays 
Down barriers; then, comforted, it says: 
"This spot, this hour is safe." Oh, vain pretence! ...Read More

by Prior, Matthew
...he Bible by heart she recited, 
And much in historical chapters delighted, 
But in points about Faith she was something short sighted; 

So notions and modes she refer'd to the schools, 
And in matters of conscience adher'd to two rules, 
To advise with no bigots, and jest with no fools. 

And scrupling but little, enough she believ'd, 
By charity ample small sins she retriev'd, 
And when she had new clothes she always receiv'd. 

Thus still whilst her morning unseen ...Read More

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